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Caring for the Future: The Power and Potential of America’s Direct Care Workforce

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January 12, 2021
Caring for the Future: The Power and Potential of America’s Direct Care Workforce

Caring for the Future: The Power and Potential of America’s Direct Care Workforce provides a comprehensive, current-day analysis of the direct care workforce. This report was made possible by generous funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Woodcock Foundation, and The John A. Hartford Foundation.

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Key Takeaways

'Caring for the Future' describes the many profound challenges that have long faced this country’s direct care workforce.
To our collective detriment, direct care workers remain undervalued and underutilized in the long-term care sector.
Improving direct care jobs requires a comprehensive, national strategy that guides leaders across the public and private sectors.
 
Contributing Authors
Stephen Campbell, Angelina Del Rio Drake, Robert Espinoza, Kezia Scales
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